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orthodox
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
thinking and behavior that is (or was) commonly accepted
  • There's orthodoxy!
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (98% in)
  • But then there were some sceptical Greeks and Romans, who, standing out from the orthodox pagans of their times, equally doubted the story of Hercules and the whale, and Arion and the dolphin; and yet their doubting those traditions did not make those traditions one whit the less facts, for all that.
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (43% in)

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